Heidelberg Castle in Snow (Photo Essay)

We got hit with some snow as the Christmas Markets hit their busiest weekend last month.

Heidelberg Castle (Heidelberger Schloss) overlooks the old town area, where my university’s department buildings are clustered. I like to trek up here year round to take in the views and check in on the world’s largest wine barrel (it’s bigger than you think it is).

Visitors can take a funicular up to the top of the hill for an even more expansive view of the town, but we found just fog this time around!